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Nien
NV Nien 2016 Summer.png
Background Information
NameZachary Malhas
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdayJuly 1, 1994 (age 25)
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
RoleBot Laner
Previous Role(s)Top Laner
Mid Laner
Favorite ChampsEzrealSquare.pngVayneSquare.pngGravesSquare.png
Soloqueue IDsQuantic Nien, Quantic Nientons, oRb Nien, MRN Nientonsoh, CLG Nien, Xflying penguinX, nientonsoo, zoluffyro, zorotonsoh, x L U F F Y x, UziPigDeft, FSN VampireGoku, FSN D Luffy, woofwoofhuhidog
Social Media & Links
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Team History
??? ???? - May 2012
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Logo std.pngnFear Gaming
May 2012 - Oct 2012
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Orbitlogo std.pngOrbit Gaming
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
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Orbitlogo std.pngOrbit Gaming
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
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Quantic std.pngQuantic Gaming
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
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Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
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Azure CatsLogo std.pngAzure Cats
Jan 2013 - May 2013
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TeamMRNlogo std.pngTeam MRN
May 2013 - Apr 2014
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Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
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Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
May 2014 - Jun 2014
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Frank Fang Gaminglogo std.pngFrank Fang Gaming
Oct 2014 - May 2015
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Team FusionLogo std.pngTeam Fusion
May 2015 - Oct 2015
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Team 8logo std.pngTeam 8
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
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Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals
May 2016 - Nov 2017
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Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs

Zachary "Nien" Malhas was previously a substitute bot laner for Team EnVyUs.

Biography

Prior to playing League of Legends, Zach "Nientonsoh" Malhas was ranked in the top ten of Heroes of Newerth, often playing with Scarra. He also played World of Warcraft, where he was a rank 1 Warlock in PvP. After seeing Scarra's success in LoL, he moved on to League of Legends.

Nientonsoh's first team was nFear Gaming, where he played with Hai, Yazuki, Arthelon, and nubbypoohbear. When nubbypoohbear departed the team in September 2013, Nien switched roles from AD carry to midlane, and he stayed as the team's midlaner through their sponsorship by Quantic Gaming and then renaming to Cloud 9. In January 2013, Nientonsoh left left Cloud 9 to play for Azure Cats and attempt qualification into the first NA LCS split.

Season 3

After failing to qualify with Azure Cats, Nientonosh was picked up by a team that had qualified for the LCS: Team MRN, originally as a substitute. He became the starting AD carry on March 19, moving Heartbeat to support and replacing AtomicN on the roster. Nientonsoh became recognized as a top AD carry player, particularly known for his TristanaSquare.png Tristana play. However, Team MRN was relegated at the end of the split, losing to Velocity eSports in the relegation tournament.

On May 26, 2013 Counter Logic Gaming announced that Nientonsoh would start as their toplaner for the summer split of the LCS, replacing HotshotGG. At this time, Nientonsoh shortened his ID to Nien.[1]

Nien was part of the Season 3 World Championship Analyst desk in September 2013.[2]

2014 Season

On April 23, 2014 Nien stepped down from his starting position, citing that "the community’s intense criticism of his play and general attacks towards him had become increasingly taxing mentally, and damaging to his confidence as a player over time."[3] He was replaced by Seraph.

After stepping down from CLG's starting roster, Nien remained a sub for the team and also joined Frank Fang Gaming as their starting toplaner. The team placed fourth in the NACS Summer Series #1. Nien departed the team in June 2014.

In the final week of the 2014 summer split, Nien played four games for CLG while the starting roster was training in Korea in preparation for the playoffs.[4]

2015 Preseason

On October 23, 2014 it was officially announced that Nien would be the AD carry for Team Fusion, a team formed to play in the North American Expansion tournament.[5] The team qualified for the Expansion Tournament via the Challenger ladder. They won their first-round match against Team Confusion due to a forfeit from Confusion, and then defeated Enemy eSports 2-0 in the second round. In the offline tournament, Team Fusion narrowly beat Final Five 3-2 after losing the first two games. They then lost to Curse Academy 3-1 and were knocked down to the loser's bracket to face Team Coast. This time, Fusion got ahead 2-0 but then ultimately lost the series and did not qualify for the LCS; however, their placement did qualify them for the NACS Spring Season.

2015 Season

After a pattern of losing almost every off-stream game and winning every on-stream game, Fusion finished the NACS season in third place, with a 6-4 record, splitting 1-1 against every team except for CLG Black. In the playoffs, Fusion lost to Team Dragon Knights and then beat Final Five, finishing in third place. Despite Fusion's defeat by TDK, Winterfox chose to play against TDK in the Promotion Tournament, leaving Fusion to face Dignitas for a spot in the summer LCS season. Fusion lost the series 2-3 but retained an automatic qualification into the NACS Summer Season; however, the team disbanded.[6] Nien joined Team 8, replacing maplestreet, though he was unable to start playing with the team before the second week of the summer split.

Team 8 finished the regular season tied for seventh but then lost to Cloud9 in a tiebreaker game and were sent to the 2016 Spring Promotion Tournament. They chose Team Imagine as their Challenger opponent and beat them 3-1 to stay in the LCS for the spring season. In a post-game interview, Nien stated that he would be bootcamping in China in the off-season to improve his individual AD carry play.

2016 Season

In October 2015, Immortals was announced as the new brand of Team 8.[7] Nien left the new organization with the rest of the team when their contracts expired in November.

In May 2016, Nien joined Team EnVyUs, who had acquired Renegades' spot in the NA LCS.

Trivia

  • Was in the Season 3 Challenger Tier and reached a peak rank of number one with 1,001 league points and was the first player to achieve over 1,000 league points
  • Scored an unofficial Pentakill with TristanaSquare.png Tristana against CLG during Riot Season 3 NA Spring Season.
  • Was the first person eliminated from the Best Riven NA Tournament.
  • Has played three roles competitively: AD Carry, Midlane, and Toplane.
  • Known for an EliseSquare.png Elise play during MLG Anaheim where he took 3 Inhibitors and got a triple kill against TSM, winning the game for CLG.

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Nien Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2015-09-06aaaaaaQ
NA LCS 2016 Spring Promotion
3 : 1Team Imaginelogo std.pngIMG
Team 8logo std.pngT8
 CaliTrlolz,
 Porpoise,
 Goldenglue,
 Nien,
 Dodo8,
 History Teacher
2015-07-260080008
NA LCS 2015 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team 8logo std.pngT8
 CaliTrlolz,
 Porpoise,
 Slooshi,
 Goldenglue,
 Maplestreet,
 Nien,
 Dodo8,
 Matthew Schmieder,
 History Teacher
2015-06-16aaaaaaQ
NACS 2015 Summer Qualifier
2 : 0Magneticlogo std.pngMgtc
Misfits (North American Team)logo std.pngMSF
 RF,
 Crumbz,
 Alex Ich,
 Maplestreet,
 Nien,
 Remilia
2015-04-26bbbbbbNQ
NA LCS 2015 Summer Promotion
2 : 3Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
Team FusionLogo std.pngFSN
 Chunkyfresh,
 Nintendude,
 HuHi,
 Nien,
 Trance,
 CurryshotGG
2015-04-080030003
NACS 2015 Spring Playoffs
2 : 0Final Fivelogo std.pngF5
Team FusionLogo std.pngFSN
 Chunkyfresh,
 NintendudeX,
 HuHi,
 Nientonsoh,
 Trance
2015-03-250030003
NACS 2015 Spring
6 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team FusionLogo std.pngFSN
 Chunkyfresh,
 MiMo,
 NintendudeX,
 HuHi,
 Nientonsoh,
 Trance
2015-01-110010001
ESL Pro Series America 11
3 : 0Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDK
Team FusionLogo std.pngFSN
 Chunkyfresh,
 NintendudeX,
 HuHi,
 Nien,
 Trance
2014-12-14bbbbbbNQ
NA LCS 2015 Spring Expansion
2 : 3Team Coastlogo std.pngCST
Team FusionLogo std.pngFSN
 MakNooN,
 NintendudeX,
 HuHi,
 Nientonsoh,
 Chunkyfresh,
 Gleebglarbu
2014-08-030050005
NA LCS 2014 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
 Seraph,
 Nien,
 dexter,
 Thinkcard,
 Link,
 HotshotGG,
 Doublelift,
 Chaox,
 aphromoo,
 Baby,
 MonteCristo
2014-06-220040004
NACS 2014 Summer Series 1
0 : 2Curse Academylogo std.pngCrs A
Frank Fang Gaminglogo std.pngFFG
 Nientonsoh,
 Cpt Ziploc,
 BabyZeus,
 Lattman,
 babyeator
Nien 1v1 Tournament Results
DatePlEventPrizeTeamLast Result
2013-10-130090129 - 12Best Lee Sin NA Tournament0 : 2 FeedOn
2013-05-0504806448 - 64Best Riven NA Tournament1 : 2 Pobelter

Interviews

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Articles

  • 2014

Player Content

  • 2017
  • February 27, update on TwitLonger

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References